Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

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Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

 


Tomato Tom-ah-to.  Potato Pot-ah-to.  Doughnut v. Donut?  Which camp are you in?


 

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

 

I did a little Googling on this topic and it turns out that Doughnut is the dictionary-approved spelling for this sweet indulgence.  It was shortened to donut in the late 1800’s, but was popularized in the 1920’s by a campaign for the popular American Dunkin’ Donuts chain.

 

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

 

The doughnut spelling is more popular and widely used, but the donut version is used in about 1/3 of American publications.

 

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

 

I tend to be old school when it comes to grammar and writing.  I know!  I know!  I don’t keep things perfect on this here website and I’m quite proud of my ability to create long run on sentences.  The reality is that I am a bit more casual here and like to keep my voice conversational.  Like how I actually talk with my friends, ya know?

 

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

 

As an attorney, I’ve spent years with the more conservative style of writing for motions, orders, etc.

Latin anyone?

 

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

 

Didn’t think so.

 

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

 

So deep in my heart I identify with traditional and I go with doughnuts.  If you like donuts, then be all you can be!  There are no judgments here!

 

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

 

Now that we’ve got the academics out of the way, let’s talk about these Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts/Donuts.  If you can find Cara Cara Oranges, buy every single one of them and hoard them all for yourself.  I don’t like to advocate violence, but I’ll not judge you if you must mow down your granny in order to scoop them all into your cart and run for the door.

I also don’t encourage shoplifting, but no judgements you if you lose your head.

 

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

 

I got sidetracked and lost my own head over these oranges, so let’s get this train back on the rails and talk about doughnuts.  I don’t know why, but a few weeks ago I had an unreasonable compulsion to make doughnuts.  Problem.  No doughnut pan.  We went on a mission to find the doughnut pan, found one, and here we are with some delicious Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts.

 

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

 

Oh!  And did I mention that they’re baked, not fried?  Points for less calories!

 

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

 

Less calories justifies more glaze.  I’m just sayin’…..

 

One more thing.  We are celebrating all things spring and eating fancy pants doughnuts, so why not have a giveaway too?  BAM!  A few of my blogger friends and I have collaborated to bring you an awesome giveaway for a chance to win a $300 Amazon gift card!  Scroll down below the recipe for a list of my awesome friends and the Rafflecopter options to enter.  Good luck!

 

 

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Ingredients

    For the Donuts
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 Cara Cara Orange, juice and zest
    For the Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glaze
  • 3 Cara Cara Oranges, juiced and zested
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt
  3. In a separate bowl combine egg, milk, melted butter, vanilla bean paste, Cara Cara juice and zest
  4. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, pour in the wet ingredients, and stir until just combined
  5. Generously coat doughnut pan with cooking spray
  6. Transfer batter to doughnut pan filling about 3/4 full
  7. Bake 15-18 minutes
  8. Cook on wire rack for 5-7 minutes then turn out onto the rack, repeat until all batter is gone - should make about 12 - I only have one pan so if you have two just use both
  9. While the doughnuts are baking make the glaze
  10. Combine the juice from the 3 Cara Cara Oranges and powdered sugar in a bowl, add 1/4 cup of the milk and then continue adding milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you have the consistency you like
  11. Put white chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat at 30 second intervals, stirring in between each heating until melted and smooth
  12. Pour Cara Cara glaze over doughnuts
  13. Do it again - because why wouldn't you?
  14. Use a spoon, pastry bag, or zip top bag with a small corner cut off to drizzle white chocolate over the top in whatever pattern blows your dress up
  15. Garnish with zest
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31 Responses to Cara Cara Orange and White Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

  1. I love writing my blog in conversational style too. More fun, isn’t it? And I’m totally spelling this treat donut, not doughnut. Speaking of which…seriously, Rachelle? These look AMAZING!! Cara cara is actually my favourite orange so combining in donut form with white chocolate? Gimme!! Suddenly, Monday is looking a bit better!!

  2. I say both – donut and doughnut… but on my site I posted donut, because when I googled it I saw most bloggers used donut. So I followed suit. I should have been like you and stood on my own two feet. 😉 Oh, you said Latin anyone and I raised my hand! I actually took 4 years of Latin in college. I’m a dork, I know. And once upon a time I wanted to go to medical school. So yeah. Anyways. DONUTS… err DOUGHNUTS! These look delicious, Rachelle! And so fancy with the cara cara! Absolutely perfect for a Monday, because all Mondays need a little jazz, in the form of pretty donuts. Pinned! Cheers, dear! xoxo

  3. Yummm… I seriously could sink my teeth into one of those right now! I actually don’t know, I think I used donut.. But my spelling corrector wants me to change it to doughnut, haha! No matter how you spell it this looks delish, pinned for later!

  4. I’m with you…three recipes – doughnut, every time. Donut works, too…you know…where am I going with this? I’ll stop now. These doughnuts of yours are theee bomb! I’ll take a baker’s dozen, please!

  5. Since I went to graduate school for English I feel like I better use “doughnut”. I still feel like professors could scold me. 🙂
    This is such a unique and tasty looking doughnut. Orange and white chocolate is a great combination. And the fact that they’re baked makes me so happy!

  6. Seriously! My mouth is watering now. Why’d you have to go and share these with me? 🙂 If I could steal them all from you I would. I’d take my chances with the law and karma. 😉

  7. I will spell doughnut however you want me to if that means I can have one… or two… ok just give me a bakers dozen. I have some serious sweets cravings going on right now and that shot of you pouring the glaze… omg, I seriously want to start licking the screen!

  8. I don’t give two hoots how these baked little lovelies are spelled or pronounced, just as long as I get to eat a whole plate of them! OMG! These look so good Rach. It is 10pm right now and I am jonesing for a bite of these beautiful doughnuts…donuts…whatever. I think I’ll be making these Saturday morning, even though I’m supposed to be on a damn detox. Thanks 😉

  9. Wow! I’ve never even heard of a cara cara orange! I don’t even know what I’m missing! As far as doughnut or donut….they all taste the same to me! I’m not too worried what version is used as long as they look as great as yours do!

  10. I, too, prefer to be old-fashioned when it comes to grammar and writing. Although I (like you again) like to keep my blog casual like I’m having a conversation! So I’m team doughnut! 😉 Although if you called these donuts I’d still be on board because they look FABULOUS!

  11. We’ve been on a doughnut kick recently too! And while I use both, I do like knowing the real version is doughnut – it’s the editor in me 😉 These orange and white chocolate ones are so perfect – fresh but indulgent! Now just to see who I need to knock over on my way to get some of those oranges 😉

  12. Haha, the spelling struggle is seriously too real! And more importantly, these doughnuts/donuts/however they should be spelled sound unreal! Why have I never had a cara cara orange before? These flavors sound too good together, need these stat.

  13. Both ways work for me as long as I can get some in my belly 🙂 These look amazing! I love that you hoarded Cara Cara oranges – they sound perfect with the white chocolate glaze!

  14. These looook gorgeous! And I gotta say I’m in the donut way of spelling — great to learn about the difference between the two ways of spelling. Not sure I’ve ever seen cara cara oranges before – will have to keep an eye out. Happy to be hosting this giveaway with you! Pinning, tweeting, yumming!

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